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Advanced Credit Policy

Advanced Credit Using the ACT

The university will award college credit for an ACT score of 28 or higher in English or Mathematics.

Advanced Credit Using the SAT

The university will award college credit for an SAT score of 670 or higher in Critical Reading or Mathematics.

Other Tests for Advanced Credit

Students may contact the director of testing to obtain further information regarding these tests:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)–Examinations. Students who are enrolled in high school honors classes offering the advanced placement program should consult with their counselors about registering for advanced placement examinations given in May each year. The university will award college credit for a minimum score of 3 on most AP exams.
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)–The testing office offers CLEP testing by appointment each semester. Students may also take CLEP tests at any other testing center and request their scores be sent to the university.
  • End of Course (EOC) Examinations–Students who possess sufficient knowledge in an academic area and wish to challenge a course for credit should contact the director of testing for information. Students may not take a challenge exam in a course that is creditable by CLEP. The university reserves the right to determine which courses may be challenged. Prerequisites for the course to be challenged must be met before testing will be approved. Regulations on credit by examination apply to end-of-course examinations.
  • DSST–Organizational management and leadership majors may obtain credit by taking the DSST tests relating to the work experiences that they have had.
  • Armed Forces Credit–The university will grant credit for appropriate educational experience in the armed services as approved through the American Council for Education (ACE).

Applicability of Advanced Credit to Degree Program

Students should consult with the appropriate department chair or dean about the applicability of CBE credits to their graduation requirements before taking the seeking credit.

Miscellaneous Information on Advanced Credit

  • The cost for each CLEP exam is $120.
  • The cost for each end-of-course exam is $280.
  • The cost for each DSST exam is $120.
  • The maximum credit toward graduation that may be earned through CBE is 45 semester hours. The university reserves the right to evaluate tests for duplication and to define which courses are subject to CBE, the specific score required, and the credit awarded.
  • Course credit by examination may not be used to satisfy the residence requirement for a bachelor's degree.
  • Credit earned by CBE is marked TR on the transcript and will not count toward the computation of grade point averages. The university cannot guarantee the transferability of any credit granted through CBE, although the university follows the normal practice of most colleges in granting such credit.
  • Students must wait six months or longer before repeating an examination.
  • CBE will not be granted if the course is a prerequisite or is not as academically advanced as a course already completed.
  • CBE will not be granted if students were enrolled on or beyond the 13th university class day of a long semester or on or beyond the 4th university class day of a short semester in the course in which they are attempting to earn credit by examination.
  • CBE will not be granted if students have previously taken the course or subject matter at any college.

Minimum Scores Required to Earn Advanced Credit

ACT–American College Testing Program–Exam is taken prior to admission to the university. Official scores from ACT are required to award credit.  

ACT EXAM

SCORE

COURSE ID

COURSE TITLE

Math

28

MAT 1311

College Algebra

English

28

ENG 1301

Composition Studies

 

SAT for scores earned after February 2005–Scholastic Aptitude Test–Exam is taken prior to admission to the university. Official scores from SAT are required to award credit.

SAT EXAM

SCORE

COURSE ID

COURSE TITLE

MATH

670

MAT 1311

College Algebra

CRITICAL READING

670

ENG 1301

Composition Studies

 

AP–Advanced Placement Program–College Entrance Examination Board:  Courses and exams are taken in high school. Official transcripts are required from CEEB to award credit.

AP EXAM

SCORE

COURSE ID

COURSE TITLE

Art History

3

ART 2307 or 2308

Survey of Art History I or II

Biology

3

BIO 141

General Biology I

Biology

4,5

BIO 141 and 142

General Biology I and II

Calculus AB

3

MAT 1402

Calculus I

Calculus BC

3

MAT 1402

Calculus I

Calculus BC

4

MAT 1402 and 1403

Calculus I and II

Chemistry

3

CHE 1307 and 1107

General Chemistry I and Lab

Chemistry

4,5

CHE 1307 and 1107 CHE 1308 and 1108

General Chemistry I and II and Labs

Chinese Language and Culture

3

CHIN 141

Chinese Language I

Chinese Language and Culture

4

CHIN 141 and 142

Chinese Language I and II

Computer Science A

3

IST 2311 or 3324

C++1 or Java

Computer Science AB

3

IST 2311 and 3324

C++1 and Java

Economics Macro

3

ECO 2301

Macroeconomics

Economics Micro

3

ECO 2302

Microeconomics

English Language Composition

3

ENG 1301

Composition Studies

English Literature and Composition

4,5

ENG 1301 and 1302

Composition Studies

Environmental Science

3

NRC 131

Man and His Environment

European History

3

HIS 2311

European History 1450 to Present

European History

4

HIS 2311 and 2312

European History 1450 to Present; History Elective

French Language

3

FREN 141 and 142

Beginning French I and II

French Literature

3

FREN 231

Introduction to French Literature

French Literature

4

FREN 231 and 232

Introduction to French Literature I and II

German Language

3

GERM 141 and 142

Beginning German I and II

Government and Politics

3

GOV 1301

Survey of World

Comparative Government and Polities, U.S.

3

GOV 2301

National Government

Human Geography

3

GEG 1303

Beginning Human Geography

Italian Language and Literature

3

ITAL 141 and 142

Beginning Italian I and II

Japanese Language and Culture

3

JAPN 141

Beginning Japanese I

Japanese Language and Culture

4

JAPN 141 and 142

Beginning Japanese I and II

Latin Literature

3

LAT 231

Latin Literature

Latin Literature

4

LAT 231 and 232

Latin Literature I and II

Latin: Virgil

3

LAT 131 and 132

Beginning Latin I and II

Music Theory

3

MUS 1305 and 1105

Elementary Music Theory I and Lab

Physics B

3

PHY 1303 and 1103

General Physics I and Lab

Physics B

4,5

PHY 1303 and 1103 PHY 1304 and 1104

General Physics I and II and Labs

Physics C: Mechanics

3

PHY 2301 and 2101

Engineering Physics I and Lab

Physics C: Mechanics

4,5

PHY 2301 and 2101 PHY 2302 and 2102

Engineering Physics I and II and Labs

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

PHY 2301 and 2101

Engineering Physics I and Lab

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4,5

PHY 2301 and 2101

PHY 2302 and 2102

Engineering Physics I and II and Labs

Psychology

3

PSY 1300

General Psychology

Psychology

4,5

PSY 1300 and 2310

General Psychology; Lifespan Human Development

Spanish Language

3,4

FOL 1401 and 1402

Beginning Spanish I and II

Spanish Language

5

FOL 1401 and 1402 and 2301

Beginning Spanish I and II; Intermediate Spanish I

Spanish Literature

3

FOL 3301

Introduction to Spanish American Literature and Life

Spanish Literature

4

FOL 3301 and 3302

Introduction to Spanish American Life and Literature; Introduction to Spanish Life and Literature

Statistics

3

BUA 2310

Business Statistics

Studio Art 2-D Design

3

ART 1305

Foundations of Design

Studio Art 3-D Design

3

ART 2305 or 3308

Explorations in Media; Three-Dimensional Design

Studio Art: Drawing

3

ART 1303

Drawing I

U.S. History

3

HIS 2301

History of the United States I

U.S. History

4

HIS 2301 and 2302

History of the United States I and II

World History

3

HIS 1316

World History and Geography II

CLEP–College Level Examination Program–College Entrance Examination Board:  Exams may be taken at any university. Official transcript from CEEB are required to award CLEP credit.

Exam

Minimum Score

Course ID

Course Title

American Government

55

GOV 2301

National Government

American Literature

53

ENG 2326

American Literature I

American Literature

58

ENG 2326 and 2327

American Literature I and II

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

52

ENG 2329

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature I

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

55

ENG 2329 and 2330

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature I and II

Biology

54

BIO 141

General Biology I

Calculus

56

MAT 2487

Calculus

Chemistry

56

CHE 1307 and 1107

General Chemistry I and Lab

Chemistry

65

CHE 1307 and 1107 CHE 1308 and 1108

General Chemistry I and II and Labs

College Algebra

53

MAT 1311

College Algebra

College Composition

55

ENG 1301

Composition Studies

College Composition

63

ENG 1301 and 1302

College Composition; Composition and Literature

College Mathematics

55

MAT 1310

College Mathematics

English Literature

52

ENG 2390

English Literature

French Language

53

FREN 141

Beginning French I

French Language

56

FREN 141 and 142

Beginning French I and II

French Language

64

FREN 141 and 142 and 231

Beginning French I and II; Introduction to French Literature

French Language

66

FREN 141 and 142 and 231 and 232

Beginning French I and II; Introduction to French Literature; French Literature II

American Government

55

GOV 2301

National Government

American Literature

53

ENG 2326

American Literature I

American Literature

58

ENG 2326 and 2327

American Literature I and II

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

52

ENG 2329

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature I

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

55

ENG 2329 and 2330

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature I and II

Biology

54

BIO 141

General Biology I

Calculus

56

MAT 2487

Calculus

Chemistry

56

CHE 1307 and 1107

General Chemistry I and Lab

Chemistry

65

CHE 1307 and 1107 CHE 1308 and 1108

General Chemistry I and II and Labs

College Algebra

53

MAT 1311

College Algebra

College Composition

55

ENG 1301

Composition Studies

College Composition

63

ENG 1301 and 1302

College Composition; Composition and Literature

College Mathematics

55

MAT 1310

College Mathematics

English Literature

52

ENG 2390

English Literature

French Language

53

FREN 141

Beginning French I

French Language

56

FREN 141 and 142

Beginning French I and II

French Language

64

FREN 141 and 142 and 231

Beginning French I and II; Introduction to French Literature

French Language

66

FREN 141 and 142 and 231 and 232

Beginning French I and II; Introduction to French Literature; French Literature II

German Language

54

GERM 141

Beginning German I

German Language

55

GERM 141 and 142

Beginning German I and II

German Language

60

GERM 141 and 142 and 231

Beginning German I and II; German Literature I

German Language

66

GERM 141 and 142 and 231 and 232

Beginning German I and II; German Literature I and II

History of the United States I

54

HIS 2301

History of the United States I

History of the United States II

55

HIS 2302

History of the United States II

Human Growth and Development

56

PSY 2310

Lifespan Human Development

Humanities

53

AFA 231

Introduction to Fine Arts I

Humanities

56

AFA 231 and 232

Introduction to Fine Arts I and II

Introduction to Educational Psychology

54

PSY 272

Educational Psychology

Introductory Business Law

56

BUS 2301

Business Law

Introductory Psychology

53

PSY 1300

General Psychology

Introductory Sociology

55

SOC 1300

General Sociology

Natural Sciences

53

SCI 141

Natural Science I

Natural Sciences

57

SCI 141 and 142

Natural Science I and II

Precalculus

56

MAT 1313

Precalculus

Principles of Financial Accounting

52

ACC 2301

Principles of Accounting I

Principles of Financial Accounting

56

ACC 2301 and 2302

Principles of Accounting I and II

Principles of Macroeconomics

53

ECO 2301

Macroeconomics

Principles of Management

54

BUA 233

Organization and Management

Principles of Marketing

56

BUA 234

Principles of Marketing

Principles of Microeconomics

53

ECO 2302

Microeconomics

Social Sciences and History

55

SOC 231 or 232

Social Science and History; or Sociology of Bureaucracy

Social Sciences and History

58

SOC 231 and 232

Social Science and History; Sociology of Bureaucracy

Spanish Language

53

FOL 1401

Beginning Spanish I

Spanish Language

56

FOL 1401 and 1402

Beginning Spanish I and II

Spanish Language

67

FOL 1401 and 1402 and 2301

Beginning Spanish I and II; Intermediate Spanish I

Spanish Language

70

FOL 1401 and 1402 and 2301 and 2302

Beginning Spanish I and II; Intermediate Spanish I and II

Western Civilization I

54

HIST 141

Western Civilization I

Western Civilization II

54

HIST 142

Western Civilization II

IB–International Baccalaureate: An IB diploma or certificate must be awarded from an IB member school. Official transcripts from IBO are required to receive credit. C: certificate awarded, D: diploma awarded, S: standard level, H: higher level.

EXAM

4(D)

5 (CH/DSH)

6/7 (CH/DSH)

Biology

BIO 141

BIO 141

BIO 141

Chemistry

CHE 1307

CHE 1307

CHE 1307

Computer Science

IST 1350

IST 1350 and 131

IST 1350 and 131

Design Engineering

EGR 131

EGR 131 and 132

EGR 131 and 132

Economics

ECO 2301

ECO 2301 and 2302

ECO 2301 and 2302

English A1

ENG 1301

ENG 1301 and 1302

ENG 1301 and 1302

Environmental Systems

NRC 2300

NRC 2300 and 2301

NRC 2300 and 2301

French B

FOL 141

FOL 141 and 231

FOL 141 and 231

Geography

GEG 2300

GEG 1301 and 2300

GEG 1301 and 2300

German B

FOL 141

FOL 141 and 231

FOL 141 and 231

German A1 or A2

FOL 232

FOL 231 and 232

FOL 231 and 232

History, All Regions

HIS 1315

HIS 1315 and 1316

HIS 1315 and 1316

History, Africa

HIS 137

HIS 137 and 237

HIS 137 and 237

History, Americas

HIS 132

HIS 132 and 232

HIS 132 and 232

History, East and Southeast Asia

HIS 138

HIS 138 and 238

HIS 138 and 238

History, Europe

HIS 136

HIS 136 and 236

HIS 136 and 236

History, West and South Asia

HIS 139

HIS 139 and 239

HIS 139 and 239

Latin

LAT 131

LAT 131 and 132

LAT 131 and 132

Mathematics

MAT 1313

MAT 1313 and 1316

MAT 1313 and 1316

Mathematics Methods

MAT 1311

MAT 1311 and 1313

MAT 1311 and 1313

Mathematics Studies

MAT 1310

MAT 1310 and 1311

MAT 1310 and 1311

Music

MUS 1301

MUS 1301 and 1305

MUS 1301 and 1305

Philosophy

PHI 2304

PHI 2304

PHI 2304

Physics

PHY 1303

PHY 1303 and 1103

PHY 1303 and 1103

Psychology

PSY 1300

PSY 1300 and 132

PSY 1300 and 132

Russian B

RUSN 141

RUSN 141 and 2301

RUSN 141 and 2301

Russian A1 or A2

RUSN 2301

RUSN 2301 and 2302

RUSN 2301 and 2302

Social Anthropology

ANTH 236

ANTH 236 and 2376

ANTH 236 and 2376

Spanish B

FOL 1402

FOL 1402 and 2301

FOL 1402 and 2301

Spanish A1 or A2

FOL 2301

FOL 2301 and 2302

FOL 2301 and 2302

Theater Arts

THA 131

THA 131 and 132

THA 131 and 132

Visual Arts Design

ART 1303

ART 1303 and 1352

ART 1303 and 1352

Visual Arts History

ART 2307

ART 2307 and 2308

ART 2307 and 2308

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2013